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Madras HC's suggestion on excluding consensual sex between people older than 16 from POCSO Act reflects ground reality
The suggestion of the Madras High Court with respect to the POCSO Act acknowledges the vast reality of sexual relationships amongst young persons in India.
"The consent age of 16 years was incorporated in IPC(Indian Penal Code) in 1860. No one had looked into it (then) but when my ordinance came for correcting this...whole Parliament was against it," said the Home minister.
DMK MP Selvaganapathy has insisted that his party decision to pull out of the UPA was "not just posturing", saying that they decided to pull out of the government because it had betrayed the feelings of the Tamils
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"BJP is in favour of the Criminal Law Amendment Bill and wants it to be passed without any delay. We wanted the age of consent to be 18 years," said BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad.
The Union Cabinet has approved the revised anti-rape bill after recommendations were made by an all-party meeting held on Monday. The bill will be tabled in the Lok Sabha tomorrow.
Party sources said there is concern that decreasing the age of consent is uncalled for as the minimum age for marriage is 18 years.